Suspects sought in assault of tourist on Maui

KIHEI, MAUI (HawaiiNewsNow) - Maui police say a visitor from Kansas City, Missouri reported he was attacked by four local men in Kihei.

According to police, the incident happened at 7:47 p.m. Thursday in the parking lot of the Kamaole Beach Park III.  Police say the victim was reportedly drinking with his friend in the park and then walked to the parking lot and was sitting on his moped when he was accosted.

Police say one of the men accused the victim of stealing the moped, the man then punched him in the face causing him to fall to the ground. He was then punched and kicked by all four suspects.

Police say one of the men reached down and pulled the victim's gold chain from his neck and fled on the moped. The other males got into a small sports car and fled the scene onto South Kihei Road.

Police say the victim suffered bruising and swelling to his face, however he refused medical treatment at the scene.

The victim said the four men were between the ages of 27 to 35.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call MPD's Criminal Investigation Division at (808) 244-6425.

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